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#1 Letter addressed from 'Haworth, Bradford, Yorks'; letter bearing signs of seal and two post marks, Haworth and Halifax
#2 Letter addressed from 'Haworth, Bradford, Yorks'; letter bearing signs of seal and two post marks, Haworth and Halifax
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Letter from Branwell Brontë to Joseph Bentley Leyland, 2 July 1846 (BC MS 19c Brontë/02/01/13)

Later annotations in pencil in unknown hand at the top of the page. ‘July 2, 1846’

Later annotations in pencil in unknown hand directly below the first annotation. ‘Jan 3, 1840’

Later annotations in pencil in unknown hand in the top right corner. ‘57’

Haworth
Bradford.
Yorks.

My Dear Sir,

John Brown told me that
you had a basso relievo of my very
wretched self, framed in your studio.

If it is a duplicate , I should like
the carrier to bring it to Haworth;
not that I care a fig for it, save
from regard for its maker but my
sisters ask me to try to obtain it; and
I write the note in obedience to them.

I earnestly trust that you are
heartier than I am and I promise to
send you 'Morley Hall'€ as soon
as dreary days and nights will
give me leave to do so.

Believe me, yours most sincerely,

P. B. Brontë.

J. B. Leyland. Esqre .
Sculptor.
Halifax.
Yorks.

p. paid.

There are numbers written sideways towards the bottom of the page. They appear to be the addition of sums. ‘1.7 1.15 1.5 10.7’

There are numbers written sideways towards the bottom of the page. They appear to be the addition of sums. ‘2.3 2.3 4.6’